Smells Like Teen Spirit

Words & Music:

Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic & Dave Grohl (Nirvana)


This is fully transcribed in Guitar World & GW's Nirvana Special.


F5  Bb  Ab5  Db  [8x]


F5     Bb5     Ab5    Db5   [etc.]

Load up on guns, bring your friends.

It's fun to lose and to pretend.

She's overborne and self-assured.

Oh, no, I know a dirty word.



F5   Bb5    Ab5    Db5

Hello, hello, hello, how low?  [3x]



        F5         Bb5        Ab5      Db5         F5      Bb5    Ab5    Db5

With the lights out, it's less dangerous.  Here we are, now, entertain us.

I feel stupid and contagious.  Here we are, now, entertain us

A mulatto, an albino, a mosquito, my libido, yeah!


BRIDGE:  F5  Gb5  F5  Bb5  Ab5  [2x]


I'm worse at what I do best and for this gift, I feel blessed.

Our little group has always been and always will until the end.




BRIDGE:  F5  Gb5  F5  Bb5  Ab5  [2x]



And I forget just why I taste.  Oh, yeah, I guess it makes me smile.

I found it hard, it's hard to find.  Oh, well, whatever, nevermind.





OUTRO:  [sung over:  Ab5  Db  F5  Bbsus4]

A denial, a denial, a denial, a denial, a denial, a denial, a denial!

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